Heart of the Treasure Valley: Hard times, faith and crocheting her way to optimism
Her fingers take string or yarn, it doesnt matter and fly in the rhythmic flow of an expert crochet-maker. Her hands know what to do without thinking and sweaters emerge, and baby booties, or scarves and dainty decorative flowers.
She says: I love working with my hands and creating things. And Ive been doing this since I was little. It never gets me tired.
Shes already finished a pair of size 0.5 baby booties in pristine white thread, so now she turns them from beautiful to exquisite, with decorative pearls sewn along the edges, one pearl at a time. Its a labor of love, truly, because these booties are a gift for a friend at church.
Not all of her booties are gifts. The next pair is more like baby ballet slippers made out of yarn. With nothing more than strands of pink and green yarn, a crochet hook and a minute or two, she creates a rose and leaf for decoration. She adds a ribbon and voila. This pair will be for sale, and it could belong to a baby well, anywhere in the world.